Curating at the Lilly: Week Eleven

I’ve been beating the heat outside by enjoying the amply air-conditioned Reading Room at the Lilly and writing away. I’m progressing very well. I’ve drafted over half of my labels and delivered my cart of exhibit items to Conservation. While I finish up my labels, the Conservation department will check the condition of and prep…

Curating at the Lilly: Week Ten

you can’t you can never be sure / you die without knowing / whether anything you wrote was any good / if you have to be sure don’t write Final stanza from “Berryman” by W. S. Merwin, published in Migration: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Back in May, I read this quote…

Curating at the Lilly: Week Nine

This week, truth be told, I did not work very much on my internship. This week was my “vacation” week. However, I did meet with our exhibition specialist from our Conservation Department. Everything seems to be progressing well. The exhibit items have been selected, measured, and positioned with plenty of room for explanatory text. In…

Curating at the Lilly: Week Eight

After careful reflection, our internship supervisor has decided I should take over the intern exhibit by myself while my co-intern works on another project. I think this decision is for the best. The intern exhibit is important, but the Lilly’s priorities are changing as preparations for the renovation gear up. My co-intern’s personality and abilities…